Journal article

Impact of extreme prematurity or extreme low birth weight on young adult health and well-being: the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study (VICS) 1991-1992 Longitudinal Cohort study protocol

Jeanie LY Cheong, John D Wark, Michael M Cheung, Louis Irving, Alice C Burnett, Katherine J Lee, Suzanne M Garland, David Smallwood, George C Patton, Anjali Haikerwal, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie Cheong, Carolyn Anderson, Peter Anderson, Merilyn Bear, Rosemarie Boland, Alice Burnett, Catherine Callanan, Elizabeth Carse, Margaret Charlton Show all

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Infants born extremely preterm (EP, <28 weeks' gestation) or with extremely low birth weight (ELBW,<1000 g) in the era when surfactant has been available clinically are at high risk of health and developmental problems in childhood and adolescence. However, how their health and well-being may be affected in adulthood is not well known. This study aims to compare between EP/ELBW and normal birthweight (NBW) controls: (1) physical health, mental health and socioemotional functioning at 25 years of age and (2) trajectories of these outcomes from childhood to adulthood. In addition, this study aims to identify risk factors in pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence for poor p..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Career Development Fellowship)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Senior research fellowship)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence #1060733, Project Grant #1104300, Career Development Fellowship #1141354 to JLYC and #1127984 to KJL, Senior research fellowship #1117873 to GCP) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.